Last week tens of thousands of people protested in Hong Kong during China’s national holiday, but now it’s Monday and people are going back to work and school. Protesters gave up some of their claimed turf at the government headquarters to let employees get in the building; but they have not given up their fight. We check in with two young demonstrators to hear why they’re still out there.
By: Gianluca Mezzofiore
Egyptian officials planned a systematic massacre of hundreds of demonstrators at two protest camps in what probably amounts to crimes against humanity comparable to the 1989 killing of protesters around China’s Tianamen Square, according to Human Rights Watch.
The New York-based organisation published a 188-page report based on a year-long probe and urged the UN to investigate six incidents in which 1,000 or more unarmed supporters of elected Islamist president Mohammed Morsi were killed around Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in August 2013.
Executive director Kenneth Roth, who was denied access to Egypt on Monday, said the deaths were “one of the world’s largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history”.